Thank You #bcbawards2014!
I was very surprised to know that Baktin Corporation was included in the 2014 Best Cebu Blogs Awards, the only award-giving body of its kind in the City. Although I knew beforehand that my good friend nominated me, I brushed it aside thinking that it will be tough to make it as among this year’s finalists.
You could just imagine then my utter delight when I found out one morning that my blog was shortlisted for both travel and food categories. I had to restart my browser that time just to recheck if I wasn’t imagining the announcement in BCBA’s official Twitter account.
Allow me then to thank the organizers for this heartwarming gesture. That despite my blog’s rather vague name, they can still make sense out of my entries.
You see, I have been asked a lot of times as to whether Baktin Corporation is a food blog or a travel blog. Some even advised that I should focus on a single niche – publish only travel narratives and perhaps spin-off all my restaurant reviews.
But in my few travels, I realized that the best and sometimes the cheapest way to get to know a new place is through its cuisine. Because people anywhere in the world are generally proud of what they cook, what they eat and what they serve on the table. In fact most of my memorable conversations during my travels transpired over a simple yet beautifully prepared meal, and on certain occasions, the local moonshine on the side.
Food and travel, at least in my world, will always go together that’s why I am sticking with this blog.
So once again thank you BCBA for the nominations and to your partners most especially for making something like this possible: